As of January 2020, our group calendar is maintained here: calendar
This calendar includes happenings across the community, both events sponsored by Texas Ecotherapy Collective and other events related to therapy in the outdoors.
TEC Quarterly Meeting
Date And Time
Sun, January 5, 2020
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM CST
Berry Springs Park
1801 C.R. 152
Georgetown, TX 78626
About the Meeting: We all have a history of why we are connected to the earth and how the earth heals our souls. Come out and join the Way of Council to share your Earth Story and why it is so important to know your nature origins to be able to share with clients and re-connect them to the healing beauty of nature. Start the New Year and the New Decade out making a commitment to Your Earth Story and learn ways to nourish others through listening to kindred souls share their nature stories as well. Learn different ways to conceptualize your nature work with clients through thisexperiential group gathering. Come nurture your own ecological selves by sharing with others. Bring a mat or camp chair to sit in the circle.
Optional fun activities:
Group Lunch: If you’d like to meet up a little early to eat a picnic lunch together, please arrive at 12:30 pm at the picnic table by the playground
Guided Nature Walk: A naturalist will be leading a nature walk for us after lunch. If you’d like to go on the walk, please arrive by 1:30 pm at the picnic table by the playground
Group Meeting will begin promptly at 3:00 pm
What to Bring:
Mat or chair to sit in the circle
Closed toed shoes (tennis shoes are fine)
Backpack or bag to carry items during nature walk, optional
Hiking stick, optional
Rain gear, if needed
Meeting location within the park: We will meet at the amphitheater circle just down the path from the rest rooms, look for signs. Please park past the rest rooms at the top of the hill. We can meet for lunch and fellowship at the picnic tables by the playground, all close to the circle. See the park website for a map of the park, including the location of parking and the amphitheater:
Please note: Before you register, please make sure you are committed to attending. If you find your plans change, please take a moment to cancel your reservation. Even though our meetings are free, our speakers are giving generously of their time, and we want to make sure we offer them a well-attended event!
Guest Presenter: Rhonda Dyer has over 25 years clinical experience working with a variety of people. She has worked in the child welfare field helping abused and neglected children, foster families, and adoptive families. She has had teaching and management positions in professional social work settings. She was a Military Family Life Counselor for many years, working with Service Members and their families at various military installations at home and abroad. She is currently the owner/director of Forest Creek Counseling providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples and youth. She is a Supervisor for LMSW’s seeking advance licensure. Rhonda is a recent graduate of the Terra Soma Ecotherapy certification course with Wilderness Reflections. Utilizing a combination of somatic, psychodynamic and mindfulness approach, Rhonda believes that nature has the power to heal the soul and provide resources to people in their transformations. Register HERE .
October 18th, 2019
TEC Meeting, guest speaker Alice Seitzer, LMSW, LCDC
All healing professionals or others with an interest in ecotherapy are welcome.
Mar. 2, 2019
Ecotherapy for Clinicians: Integrating Ecotherapy into Clinical Practice: CEU Training
Join us for a nourishing full-day CEU training retreat for therapists without having to travel out-of-state!
Participants can expect to:
Receive a variety of practical ecotherapy techniques to help you begin offering ecotherapy to clients
Have rich opportunities to practice ecotherapy approaches and techniques
Learn and discuss how to add ecotherapy to your work ethically
Enjoy opportunities for networking and connecting with other therapists who share a desire to bring the natural world into clients’ healing and growth
Become a part of a growing network of Austin-area ecotherapists
Enjoy restorative and relaxing time in nature for personal and professional nourishment
You will also:
Set yourself and your practice apart
Be able to offer clients a unique approach
Be able to immediately begin offering ecotherapy to your clients
Become a part of an innovative, creative field which is thriving in other states and countries, yet is newly emerging in Texas
Learn an approach which lets you enjoy working outside!
One diversity scholarship available for a professional, student, or intern who either is part of an underrepresented community (a person of color, LGBTQ+, etc.) or who works with an underrepresented community.
I hope you can join us!
*If the training date does not work for your schedule, and you would still like to receive ecotherapy training (with CEUs), please email me for information about individual or small group training at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am usually able to schedule one or two of these shorter, individualized training retreats in the spring or fall.
CEUs: 7 total CEUs for SWs, LPCs, and LMFTs*
*SW Approval Provider #7279; LPC Approval Provider #2879. LMFT Approval Provider #1058.
Jan. 26, 2019
Ecotherapy Mini-Conference & Self Care Retreat
Join us January 26th, 2019 in the tranquil McKinney Roughs for a day of learning and respite! Click on the link to learn more and secure your spot: